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Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens

Closed Now: 16:00 - 21:00
Open today: 16:00 - 21:00
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Very beautiful grounds that have begin to grow in nicely. Many paths for wandering aimlessly or... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Charles A
Topsham, Maine
Gardens Aglow is Spectactular

Bravo to the crazy staff who spent hours studying their trees and property grounds. We arrived at... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Bobby B
Merrimack, New Hampshire
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Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens is a natural wonder on nearly 300 acres of shorefront in mid-coast Maine. Strolling through spectacular ornamental gardens and traversing miles of waterfront and woodland trails, visitors are delighted by the...more
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132 Botanical Gardens Drive, Off Barters Island Road, Boothbay, ME 04537
+1 207-633-8000
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Very beautiful grounds that have begin to grow in nicely. Many paths for wandering aimlessly or purposely. Adequate signage if you want that, but design lending to discovery and delight as well. Went back for 'Gardens Aglow' and were favorably impressed once again.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Bravo to the crazy staff who spent hours studying their trees and property grounds. We arrived at 4:30 and dusk was upon us. After sitting on a park bench waiting for total darkness, we were pleased how much larger Gardens Aglow appeared. Walking boots will...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The expanded gardens were beautiful when we went in June but the Gardens Aglow light show last week was FANTASTIC! They told us if you laid out the strings of lights they would span 66 miles! Was very impressed!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank WaterboroRec
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Went to the Gardens A Glow at the botanical garden it was an awesome experience. Took us back to being kids when our parents would drive around looking for houses lit up for the holidays. It was very cold during our visit but stopping into...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great way to start the Christmas season. Wear warm clothes and gloves. You need comfortable warm, walking shoes or boots. There are lots of paths to walk with wonderful Christmas lights, Fairies Houses, displays and make sure you buy the s'more kit in the snack...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I saw this written up in Yankee Magazine and ordered tickets right away. We went at 6pm on a Thursday and it was busy but not crowded. Amazing display of lights- just stunning. Took us just 35 minutes so we went around again :). Dress...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank bbeeAlbanyNY
Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently went to the Garden to see Garden Aglow with 750k lights! It was wonderful and not crowded at all! Of course, it was a week night and after six o'clock when most families with children had left. You could leisurely walk the paths,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank lkis229
Reviewed 1 week ago

Second time my wife and I have gone to the Botanical Gardens to see this awesome display! You really need to go see this - it expands every year - and take friends, kids, whomever!! It takes roughly an hour-and-a-half to see the displays, buildings...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jah08
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just left the botanical gardens in boothbay. Gardens aglow are beautiful, so many lights! But they need to do something about the number of people! Way to many! Constantly bumping into people who have stopped to take pictures. No traffic flow in the gardens. They...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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CMBGardens, Manager at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Cheryl, thank you for taking the time to give us feedback about your Gardens Aglow experience. We do put a cap on the number of visitors for each time slot as you suggest. When ordering your tickets online, the system will tell you how many...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We first visited the gardens in the summer and we loved them. Examples of so many different species In many different settings. Wander along pathways and walkways to see amazing collections. We then attended the first night of Gardens Aglow and were taken to a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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23 July 2018|
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Response from CMBGardens | Property representative |
We provide complimentary wheelchairs and also rent motorized scooters for $6/day. All are on a first come, first served basis. The central gardens are accessible so with the assistance of a wheelchair or scooter you will be... More
23 March 2018|
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Response from MainePeg | Reviewed this property |
We usually have wild lupines in May and early June in Maine